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I actually started raising chickens last year on an impulse kind of thing. I saw the baby chicks and decided to buy some. Since then I talk about my chickens all the time. This year I am raisin some more chicks & even getting an incubator to hatch my own eggs.
About this time last year though, I didn't have a whole lot to do. I am visually impaired and could not find a job in my town. I was depressed and was pretty much always at home. Then one day I was with my grandmother at a tractor supply and they were selling chicks and I decide why not.
Now I have always had dogs and I love animals but raising those chicks was different. It brought light to my life that I really needed. My chickens are my babies still, they are spoilt. In turn they always want to be near me when I got to see them.
I have come to learn that I really enjoy raising chickens, so much in fact I hope to be able to one day have my own chicken farm. I sell eggs to pay for my chickens feed, so it's not really at any extra expense. They are just amazing.
I have lost a few and it completely broke my heart but they are well taken care of and loved here so it's not enough to pull me away from continuing on raising them,
I was always told that chickens are dumb and that well they are just chickens, but they are so much more than that. If you take the time and actually learn who they are you will see how unique each ones personality can be. Oh and they are far from dumb. Those little buggers are smart. You just have to be willing to see them as such and not just poultry.
It did not take me long to catch on to how to raise them and it took me even less time to learn my own way of caring for them and that is okay because I have found out it usually is the best way. They are always base line ways you should stick to but in the end it's a unique process.
I enjoy everyday because of those feathered cuties and I hope to meet people who feel the same way I do <3
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Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you and what a nice introduction. I totally agree that chickens are great animals to raise. Like you, i spend a lot of time at home and they are a constant source of amusement (and sometimes frustration). There's lots of info in the Learning Centre and it has resources that even the most proficient chicken keeper will find interesting. Your state thread will put you in contact with other BYC members in your area, should you wish to join that thread then simply type the name of your state in the search box.


BYC is a great place as we can talk chicken all day long, and not get strange looks from anyone - so make yourself at home and enjoy BYC to the fullest.


All the best


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That is why I wanted to join the backyard chicken community =)
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Originally Posted by PandaQueen13 View Post

That is why I wanted to join the backyard chicken community =)

Excellent! Theres lots of threads on all things chicken / fowl as well as baking, keeping other animals, gardening - almost anything you can think of. Theres even threads for those members with a slightly left of field SOH!


Get posting and make new friends!



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